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Title:The Best American Essays 2016
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Publisher:Mariner Books
ISBN:0544812107
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Number of Pages:352
Category:Essays, Non fiction, Anthologies

The Best American Essays 2016 by Jonathan Franzen, Robert Atwan

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Best American Essays 2016 A true essay is something hazarded not definitive not authoritative something ventured on the basis of the author s personal experience and subjectivity writes guest editor Jonathan Franzen in his introduction However his main criterion for selecting i The Best American Essays i was in a word risk Whether the risks involved championing an unpopular opinion the possibility of ruining a professional career or irrevocably offending family for Franzen the writer has to be like the firefighter whose job while everyone else is fleeing the flames is to run straight into them .

i The Best American Essays i includes ALEXANDER CHEE PAUL CRENSHAW JAQUIRA D AZ LAURA KIPNIS AMITAVA KUMAR SEBASTIAN JUNGER JOYCE CAROL OATES OLIVER SACKS THOMAS CHATTERTON WILLIAMS i and others i .

JONATHAN FRANZEN guest editor is the author of five novels most recently i Purity i and five works of nonfiction and translation including i Farther Away i and i The Kraus Project i He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters the German Akademie der K nste and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres .

ROBERT ATWAN the series editor of i The Best American Essays i since its inception in has published on a wide variety of subjects from American advertising and early photography to ancient divination and Shakespeare His criticism essays humor poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous periodicals nationwide

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The Lamberts Enid and Alfred and their three grown up children are a troubled family living in a troubled age Alfred is ill and as his condition worsens the whole family must face the failures secrets and long buried hurts that haunt them if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs Stretching from the Midwest in the mid century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of globalised greed The Corrections brings an old time America of freight trains and civic duty into wild collision with the era of home surveillance hands off parenting do it yourself mental healthcare and New Economy millionaires It announces Jonathan Franzen as one of the most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul, St Louis Missouri is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief a charismatic young woman from Bombay India named S Jammu No sooner has Jammu been installed though than the city s leading citizens become embroiled in an all pervasive political conspiracy br A classic of contemporary fiction i The Twenty Seventh City i shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out and the American Dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy, A true essay is something hazarded not definitive not authoritative something ventured on the basis of the author s personal experience and subjectivity writes guest editor Jonathan Franzen in his introduction However his main criterion for selecting i The Best American Essays i was in a word risk Whether the risks involved championing an unpopular opinion the possibility of ruining a professional career or irrevocably offending family for Franzen the writer has to be like the firefighter whose job while everyone else is fleeing the flames is to run straight into them br br i The Best American Essays i includes ALEXANDER CHEE PAUL CRENSHAW JAQUIRA D AZ LAURA KIPNIS AMITAVA KUMAR SEBASTIAN JUNGER br JOYCE CAROL OATES OLIVER SACKS THOMAS CHATTERTON WILLIAMS i and others i br br JONATHAN FRANZEN guest editor is the author of five novels most recently i Purity i and five works of nonfiction and translation including i Farther Away i and i The Kraus Project i He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters the German Akademie der K nste and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres br br ROBERT ATWAN the series editor of i The Best American Essays i since its inception in has published on a wide variety of subjects from American advertising and early photography to ancient divination and Shakespeare His criticism essays humor poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous periodicals nationwide, Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St Paul the gentrifiers the hands on parents the avant garde of the Whole Foods generation Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter s dreams Together with Walter environmental lawyer commuter cyclist total family man she was doing her small part to build a better world br br But now in the new millennium the Berglunds have become a mystery Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal What exactly is Richard Katz outr rocker and Walter s college best friend and rival still doing in the picture Most of all what has happened to Patty Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become a very different kind of neighbor an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street s attentive eyes br br In his first novel since i The Corrections i Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty the thrills of teenage lust the shaken compromises of middle age the wages of suburban sprawl the heavy weight of empire In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom s characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time